February 8, 2019 Subject:
I sang a little while and then flew on.
December 8, 2017 Subject:
The ground down front was like a waterbed.
Why did Bobby's "Texes Dragongfly' comment get cut from this version?
The mud under the grass was so squishy we were all floating on it like a waterbed! The here comes sunshine opener blew me away as it was my favorite song at the time and I knew they would never play it so it was a total surprise. Healey had the threshold to the noise gate set to low cutting off the vocals at the beginning of Sunshine. Weir screws up Me and my uncle lyrics. Masteriece and Althea are great. Crazy Fingers sounds sweet with a really good end jam. The China Doll here is also really well done, although the "sproingy" midi sound Bob was using on this tune for years always kind of ruined things. His other meaty distorted tone throughout the rest of this show sounded good and Mickey sticking to congas played into the tribal feel of the weekend. Vince stuck to mostly organic sounding piano and organ tones, thankfully steering clear of the synthy patches. (Although I believe Bralov would determine his patches for him) A very fun show with Jerry looking happy and healthy. Other than 12-16-92, the best show of the year in my opinion. The sound quality hear is excellent. I wish 12-5-92 had a soundboard to listen to!
November 4, 2015 Subject:
Bobby's Got A Sore Throat but Jerry is Mostly There
Not a bad offering given the timeframe. This recording sparkles, as absolutely perfect a rendering of a live performance as anyone would want....5 stars for that alone. The show itself is a little bumpy but has its moments, and they are as follows:
• A drop-dead gorgeous Brokedown Palace encore
•A lovely China Doll
• A spacey UJB > Playin' reprise that features Jerry exploring his MIDI reed instrument options;
• One of the best latter-day renderings of Here Comes Sunshine
• Totally rocking' Samson & Delilah
I give the performance 3 stars. A few recording glitches and what sounds like Bobby getting strep throat as the show progresses is what kept my rating down below 4 stars. If it wasn't worth listening to I wouldn't have bothered with a rating at all! Enjoy & thanks again to Charlie Miller
Reviewer:Cream Puff Peace
October 1, 2013 Subject:
Mr. Bill gets run over by truck (again)...
First and foremost another salute to Charlie Miller for another excellent clean fidelity soundboard presentation.
Good Call on the follow-up to a very unthoughtful review by mr. bill. A listener needs to remember that the song list isn't going to hit it off for everybody. The band's picking the most sane set for the night to keep from millionth song over-load as it is.
I found this little stat that must be close to everybody's favorite setlist. It's the top 15 songs played by the Grateful Dead from 1972 to 1995:
Song Times played
“Playing in the Band” 651
“Sugar Magnolia” 494
“Not Fade Away” 486
“The Other One” 438
“Jack Straw” 437
“Me and My Uncle” 412
“Looks Like Rain” 407
“Promised Land” 407
“I Know You Rider” 406
“China Cat Sunflower” 403
“New Minglewood Blues” 398
“Around and Around” 395
“Tennessee Jed” 390
Then again, it's all about everybody's own special songs that light up their personal soundtrack to life...or not.
September 12, 2012 Subject:
Ooo Nooo Mr. Bill, not a sloppy show at all!
Of all the adjectives to describe this show, "sloppy" is not one that comes to mind. The band is playing together, on-time, and with true feeling. This is a top shelf show for '92. If you hate the 90s, then you may not concur, but for those of us who can appreciate latter-era Dead, there is a lot of great music to be found here; the breakout Here Comes Sunshine, GSET, Maggies Farm, Masterpiece, and Deal, just to name a few from the first set.
Jerry is on, Charlie Miller has given us a SBD with supreme sound quality, and the band seem to be having fun. That's a recipe for a "just exactly perfect" Grateful Dead show.
May 24, 2012 Subject:
sad to say, this is a sloppy show.
March 30, 2009 Subject:
this show is great and the Here Comes Sunshine is a nice treat. For the ultimate Here comes Sunshine you gotta listen to 4/2/73 at Boston Garden. 20 minute long jam contained within that is mind blowing
December 6, 2008 Subject:
This was my 4th dead show 16 years to the day. Jerry was just coming back off his trip from the DL. The most noteworthy thing about this show was that it was the first time they played H.C. Sunshine in nearly 19 years. Good version, but obviously lacking the intensity of those legendary 73/74 ones. There's a reason they retired it for so long, they felt they took it as far as it could go. Just listen to 2/23/74 at Winterland, you'll know why. There is no version better, 12/19/73 is a contender, 11/14/73 SD is good too, and I haven't heard the Winterland 73 version yet, but I stand by my claim.
As far as this show, FOTD, Althea, & Masterpiece are the 1st set highlights. I still need to go back and listen to the 2nd set, but this is one of the better shows of 1992, so check it out, the sound is phenomenal. I give it 4 stars for sound quality, and the fact it brings back memories.